Chicago Cubs at Toronto Blue Jays - 8/31/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Toronto Blue Jays (70-58) vs Chicago Cubs (55-75)

Game Info: Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)

Mitch White (1-4) (4.24) vs Luke Farrell (0-0) (3.86)

Betting Odds: Toronto Blue Jays / Chicago Cubs --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago Cubs will play the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 3 of their series on Wednesday night at Rogers Centre.

The Chicago Cubs are 55-75 this season and have lost four games in a row. Chicago has lost the first two games of this series by scores of 5-4 and 5-3. The Chicago pitching staff has a 4.27 ERA, a 1.34 WHIP, and a .251 opponent batting average this season. The Cubs offense has scored 536 runs with a .241 batting average and a .312 on base percentage. Wilson Contreras is batting .246 with 21 home runs and 54 RBI’s for the Cubs this season. The projected starter for Chicago is Luke Farrell, who is 0-0 with a 3.86 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP over 7 innings pitched this season.

The Toronto Blue Jays are 70-58 this season and have won two games in a row. Prior to winning the first two games of this series, Toronto lost all three of their games in their series against the Angels. The Toronto pitching staff has a 3.90 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP, and a .249 opponent batting average. The Blue Jays offense has scored 595 runs with a .260 batting average and a .324 on base percentage this year. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is batting .283 with 27 home runs and 80 RBI’s for the Blue Jays this season. The projected starter for Toronto is Mitch White, who is 1-4 with a 4.24 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP over 74.1 innings pitched this season.

There is some uncertainty about who will start the game on the mound for the Cubs, but it looks like it is going to be Luke Farrell. Farrell has only pitched seven innings this season, allowing three earned runs across two different appearances. Farrell will only last a few innings, as he has only lasted 2.2 innings and 4.1 innings. For the Blue Jays, Mitch White has allowed nine runs over his last 13.2 innings pitched. White did allow seven runs in his last outing, but had been much better than that in previous outings. I expect the Blue Jays to jump on Farrell early on their way to a comfortable win.

David’s Pick Blue Jays -1.5

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